full blast

adverb

Definition of full blast 

: at full capacity : with great intensity

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all out, full tilt, tooth and nail

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Examples of full blast in a Sentence

the unsuspecting parents arrived home to find the stereo going full blast and the kitchen a mess

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Passengers on an AirAsia flight who refused to deplane after a four-hour delay were allegedly driven off the aircraft when crew members turned the AC on full blast. Michelle Gant, Fox News, "AirAsia passenger accuses airline of blasting AC to force them to deplane after four-hour delay," 21 June 2018 The air conditioning only has two functions: Off or full blast. Anthony Fenech, Detroit Free Press, "Nerves, sweat and a phone call: How Casey Mize became Tigers' top pick," 5 June 2018 That means air conditioners will be running full blast. Deasia Paige, Detroit Free Press, "No air conditioning? How to stay cool this weekend in metro Detroit," 15 June 2018 Most of the fleet was to the north, steaming ahead full blast. Tom Stienstra, SFChronicle.com, "Salmon opener brings mysteries, chance of mayhem," 10 June 2018 His home theater system was playing at full blast and the sound was shaking the floor of Holbrook's unit. Eder Campuzano, OregonLive.com, "Former neighbors of PSU hit-and-run suspect 'not shocked' by his arrest," 26 May 2018 So much so that the grate warped after half an hour at full blast. Joe Jackson, Outside Online, "The Best Portable Camp Grills," 1 June 2018 That patio was the setting for my worst date at Texas 46, a date interrupted by a guy using a weedwhacker on full blast just a few yards from my table. Mike Sutter, San Antonio Express-News, "Review: Love or something like it at Texas 46 BBQ," 31 May 2018 The taste is buttery smooth upfront -- like warm honey, really -- and that's followed by waves of peppery heat that never get up to full blast before settling down into a clove and spice finish. Will Nevin, OregonLive.com, "WW #100: Writer Eliot Rahal's 'Hot Lunch Special' more 'real' with story of family -- and crime," 15 May 2018

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First Known Use of full blast

1909, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of full blast was in 1909

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